Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 18 mi northeast of Nikiski, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, July 30, 1941 at 01:51 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.927°N / 151.033°W↗ (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 60.927°S / 28.967°E↗
Nearest volcano: Spurr (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) SSE of Tyonek (pop: 171) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) NNE of Nikiski (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Kenai (pop: 7,660) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) NNW of Sterling (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) N of Soldotna (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Kalifornsky (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Alaska City (pop: 298,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Eagle River (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Eagle River (Anchorage) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) SSW of Fairbanks (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||35 km||Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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